In the event of a public health emergency, a large portion of the population may need medicine or medical supplies distributed in a short period of time. Points of Dispensing (PODs) are locations organized by public health where medication will be given to people to prevent disease in response to these public health threats. There are open and closed PODs for distribution of medication, the majority of the population would receive medication at an open POD.
A closed POD is a location operated by a private organization that distributes medicine or medical supplies to a specific group of people, such as that organization’s staff, staff family members, and/or clients.
The following documents help our Closed POD partners complete their plans and support planning for a possible response.